Desperation by Stephen King

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Read Desperation Online Free - There's a place along Interstate 50 that some call the loneliest place on Earth. It's known as Desperation, Nevada.
It's not a very nice place to live. It's an even worse place to die.
Let the battle against evil begin.
Welcome to ... Desperation


The following was taken from Steven King's Web Site:

Located off a desolate stretch of Interstate 50, Desperation, Nevada has few connections with the rest of the world. It is a place, though, where the seams between worlds are thin. Miners at the China Pit have accidentally broken into another dimension and released a horrific creature known as Tak, who takes human form by hijacking some of the town's residents. The forces of good orchestrate a confrontation between this ancient evil and a group of unsuspecting travelers who are lured to the dying town. This rag-tag band of unwilling champions is led by a young boy who speaks to God.


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Title : Desperation
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ISBN : 0451188462
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Mass Market Paperback
Number of Pages : 547 pages


Dirk rated it ★★★★☆

March 10, 2014

Why, what a splendid book. Gosh! Tak. ”I see holes like eyes.” Desperation is one of the downright scariest books I’ve read, and the scares come early. King manages, for the most part, to keep the tension up throughout the novel, which makes it one hell of an uneasy read. Some sequences are somewha...

Carol rated it ★★★★☆

August 27, 2016

Yikes! U.S. 50 is much more than "the loneliest highway in America" when you end up in DESPERATION!It all begins with a monstrosity of a 6' 7" police officer from hell and a scary trip into town for one unwary traveler after another; and once you do make it to town, well, the deadly creep-fest be...

Nicholas rated it ★★★★★

January 21, 2010

I'm an indecisive rater and my rating on this will probably fluctuate with mood and memory but regardless of that this is a great read. What I always found insulting was how easily critics, snobs, and pretentious twits write-off Stephen King because he writes stories about realistic people in fan...

Mari rated it ★★★★★

February 27, 2018

Say what you will about Stephen King, but you’ve got to hand it to our man in Maine: sitting down with one of his novels is never a struggle. Having read a number of his books, I've gradually come to think of him as being a bit like an old friend: a charming, chatty old friend who, for the price...

Mauoijenn ~ *Mouthy Jenn* ~ rated it ★★★★★

January 15, 2015

Awesomesauce!! I closed the book with a wicked smile across my face. First, the boy character made this book. Second, the way this story makes you feel like you're right there. Third, how can you not love a 600+ page King novel. The bigger the better in my opinion. One of his best for sure.

Roula rated it ★★☆☆☆

October 30, 2017

Μονο και μονο για εκεινο το πρωτο 1/3 που υποσχεθηκε πολλα, αλλα δεν... ποσο απογοητευτικο οταν ενα βιβλιο ξεκινα πολλα υποσχομενο και πολυυυυ δυνατα και τελικα καταληγεις να κοιτας ποσες σελιδες μενουν ως το τελος.... Εεεεεεμμμμ τι γινεται? εχω φρικαρει !!! Για να δουμε, τι λεει και αυτος ο..δρομος...

Bill rated it ★★★☆☆

August 23, 2017

“Dolls with no little girls around to mind them were sort of creepy under any conditions.”  Tak As a constant King reader, I was looking forward to diving into his twisted mindset again, for believe it or not this was my first King book this year and immediately from page one it felt like hom...

Lane rated it ★☆☆☆☆

September 10, 2007

So, I dropped the pretention and read a Stephen King novel. True, I read several of King's middle school...but I thought that it was time to give him another chance. After all, King's popularity is eclipsed only by, oh, I don't know...Jesus? Well, not Jesus...but someone popular. I'll a...

Johann (jobis89) rated it ★★★★★

October 16, 2016

"In these silences something may rise." What a book! What a ride! Tak! This is a story about the little mining town of Desperation. Regulating the traffic on the nearby Route 50 is Collie Entragian, who is an absolutely giant madman. If you're caught with a license plate number missing or you've go...

Jennifer Lynn rated it ★★★☆☆

September 18, 2017

It has ups and downs and definitely could have trimmed at least 75 pages or so with better editing, I think, but a good read. Heavy on the religious aspects, for a King novel. After reading this one, though, I ALWAYS have to then immediately read 'The Regulators', which is the 'other side of the...

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